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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The British took Bunker Hill outside of Boston on this day in 1775.

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Kathryn Elizabeth Smith  (May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986)

Known as The First Lady of Radio, Kate Smith was a singer best known
for her rendition of
Irving Berlin‘s "God Bless America".

In her later years, Smith was impaired by diabetes. In 1976, she suffered
brain damage after slipping into a
diabetic coma. In January 1986, Kate’s
right leg was amputated due to poor circulation caused by diabetes. Five
months later, she underwent a
mastectomy. On June 17, 1986, Smith died
of
respiratory arrest at Raleigh Community Hospital in Raleigh at the age
of 79.


Statue of Kate Smith in Philadelphia, PA.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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King John of England put his seal on the Magna Carta on this day in
1215.

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One of only four surviving exemplifications of the 1215 text of the
Magna Carta.

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This is the seal of King John, which would have been
attached to the Magna Carta.

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A deadly steamboat fire in New York City on this day in 1904.

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On this day in 1978, King Hussein of Jordan married 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who became Queen Noor.

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Cutting the wedding cake with a ceremonial sword.

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An order to establish a military burial ground was signed by The 
Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton (below) on this day in 1864. It
later became known as Arlington National Cemetery.

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Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869)

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It was on this day in 1996.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1967.

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On this day in 1999, NATO suspended air strikes in Yugoslavia after Slobodan Milosevic agreed to withdraw his forces from Kosovo.

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Alcoholic Anonymous was founded by William G. Wilson and Dr.
Robert Smith on this day in 1935.

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Dr. Robert Smith (Left) and William G. Wilson.

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Judy Garland from the Wizard of Oz, 1939.

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Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm) (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)

Movie icon Judy Garland played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and became the youngest winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the
age of 39. She was nominated for Academy Awards for her roles in the films
A Star is Born (1954) and
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). Judy Garland began
performing vaudeville at the age of two and a half.
 She received a Grammy
Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 1997.
 

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Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004)


Among friends and fellow musicians singer Ray Charles preferred being
called "Brother Ray". He was often referred to as "The Genius". Charles
was blind from the age of seven
. He pioneered the soul music genre
during the 1950s by combining
blues, rhythm and blues, and gospel
styles into the music he recorded for
Atlantic Records.

Ray Charles died at his home in Beverly Hills, California of complications
resulting from acute
liver disease. He was 73. 

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MIKE GRACIA

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President Andrew Johnson was acquitted during the Senate impeachment, by one vote on this day in 1868.

     
An illistration of President Johnson’s impeachment trial in the
Senate, published in Harper’s Weekly.

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The first Academy Awards were held in Hollywood on this day in
1929.

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William C Demille, President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts
And Sciences hands an Oscar to Mary Pickford (with Warner Baxter
and Hans Kraly looking on) at the first ceremony.

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Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982)

Henry Fonda was a film and stage actor with a career spanning
five decades. Fonda made his mark early as a
Broadway actor.

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Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in their
Oscar-winning roles in "On Golden Pond"
(1981).

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Singer, dancer, actor and comedian Sammy Davis, JR. 
was noted for his
impressions of actors, musicians and
other celebrities. At the age of three, Davis began his
career in
vaudeville with his father, Sammy Davis Sr.
and the
Will Mastin Trio.

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James Maury Henson  (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990)

Jim Henson was a puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter,
and filmmaker who achieved international fame as the creator of
the
Muppets
. He died of toxic shock syndrome at age 53.

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SANDY KOZEL

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An expedition led by Captain Christopher Newport went ashore at
Jamestown, Virginia on this day in 1607. The group had arrived 
at the location the day before. This became the first permanent
English colony in America.

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William Clark set off the famous expedition from Camp Dubois on this day in 1804. A few days later, in St. Louis, Meriwether Lewis joined the group. The group was known as the "Corps of Discovery."

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On this day in 1948, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion (R) proclaimed
the independent State of Israel as British rule in Palestine came to an
end. U.S. President Harry S. Truman is on his left.

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Skylab One was launched into orbit around Earth as the first U.S. manned space station on this day in 1973.

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George Walton Lucas Jr. is 74 years old today. He was born in
Modesto, California.

Filmmaker George Lucas is best known as the creator of the Star Wars
and Indiana Jones
franchises, as well as the founder of
Lucasfilm and
Industrial Light & Magic. He was the chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm,
before selling it to
The Walt Disney Company in 2012.

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Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998)

Frank Sinatra was a singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most
popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the
best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million
records worldwide. Born in
Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants,
Sinatra began his musical career in the
swing era with bandleaders Harry
James
and Tommy Dorsey.

Sinatra died with his wife at his side at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los
Angeles on May 14, 1998, aged 82, after a
heart attack. Sinatra was in ill
health during the last few years of his life, and was frequently hospitalized
for heart and breathing problems, high blood pressure, pneumonia and
bladder cancer. He was further diagnosed as having
dementia. He had
made no public appearances following a heart attack in February 1997

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